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  • Research & Policy

    A Simple Tweak to the Federal Tax Code Would Support More Affordable Housing

    October 18th 2017 | Mark Willis

    Mark A. Willis, Senior Policy Fellow at the NYU Furman Center, argues that the use of tax-exempt private activity bonds with their as-of-right tax credits are critical for addressing the nation’s housing challenges. A simple tweak of federal tax law would allow this bonding authority to be used more effectively to preserve and create affordable housing. Read more »

  • News & Events

    WEBINAR: Briefing on the 2017 National Rental Housing Landscape

    October 13th 2017

    The 2017 National Rental Housing Landscape, released in October by the NYU Furman Center, examines rental housing trends in the nation’s largest 53 metropolitan areas. This webinar, which will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, will provide an overview of research findings from the 2017 report and demonstrate how to use the metro-level data resources made available at to explore housing and economic trends. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Report: In U.S. Metros, More High-Income and Educated Households Opting to Rent

    October 5th 2017

    NYU Furman Center’s 2017 National Rental Housing Landscape finds that the majority of large U.S. metros saw an increase in the share of households that rented their homes, which was largely driven by rise in higher-income and highly-educated households choosing to rent. Affordability challenges persist for low-income households, with high rent premiums for movers and historically high rent burdens across U.S. metros. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    2017 National Rental Housing Landscape

    October 5th 2017

    The report, released annually by the NYU Furman Center, explores rental housing market trends in America’s 53 largest metros. Read more »

  • Data Updates

    New York City Median Renter Income Continued Its Upward Trend

    September 25th 2017

    For the second year in a row, median renter income rose faster than median rent in New York City, according to the 2016 one-year estimates from the American Community Survey released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. To view the latest 2016 data for New York City visit Read more »

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